The members of the Virtual Association for Administrative Professionals are mostly administrative professionals who work
on site in
corporations, companies, organizations, and educational institutions
globally. They may be administrative assistants, executive assistants,
executive secretaries or any other title that falls under the realm of the
"administrative professional" role. Individuals may join VAAP or companies may join on behalf of all of
their administrative professional employees.
Members of VAAP are committed to best practices as administrative
dedicated to continuous learning to maintain and
improve their administrative professional job performance and manage their
VISION and MISSION:
VAAP is committed to providing its members with
top-notch, practical and relevant educational resources and advice for job
performance and career management specific to administrative professionals.
It is dedicated to promoting continuous learning for admins for both the
benefit of individual administrative professionals and their employers. Its
resources provide advice, tips, and news for administrative
professionals -- all virtual so admins can continuously learn without leaving their
Founded and operated by Karen Porter, job
performance and career success coach and advisor to administrative
professionals globally and founder and president of
The Effective Admin™ and the Virtual Association for
Administrative Professionals. Porter has been assisting administrative assistants, executive
assistants, secretaries and all administrative
professionals of all job titles and administrative levels since 2004. She has over 24
years of experience interacting with the 'real' workplace and working
administrative professionals -- including holding former admin pro level
positions (and higher levels) at multiple different employers. She has a
Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida and the
distinction of being a member of Kappa Tau Alpha -- the "college honor
society that recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in
journalism and mass communication." This added expertise of professional
writer and communicator enables her to relay job performance and career
success concepts clearly to administrative professionals and their
All of the association's
resources are virtual. Electronic self-study publications are posted for your perusal, acquisition, and usage in a password
protected area online. You will receive the username and password to access
these VAAP resources and benefits upon paying your membership fee. VAAP is
based and operated virtually. There is no physical headquarters open to
walk-in visitors or in-person chapters. All business is conducted by e-mail,
and phone (or sometimes postal mail).
VAAP has one level of membership. Click on the "Home Page"
link to read all of the membership benefit details
followed by directions on how to join. You can join VAAP in the next
After payment of your membership fee, you may
immediately begin referring to yourself as a member of VAAP as well as access the
resources and tools provided that are specifically tailored to
administrative professionals' job performance and career management.
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